WESTON, Conn. — When Weston residents tune in for the Republican National Convention on TV next week, they may see a familiar face in the crowd.
Bob Ferguson, chairman of the Weston Republican Town Committee, is attending the GOP Convention, slated for July 18 to 21 in Cleveland. He will serve as an alternate delegate hailing from the Great State of Connecticut, as they say at political conventions.
The GOP delegation from Connecticut is made up of 28 delegates with 28 alternates who are all committed to vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot based on his majority win in the state's presidential primary in April, he said.
"I am honored to be have been chosen to serve as an alternate delegate for the GOP convention," Ferguson said. "All 56 members of our delegation will get to spend time on the convention floor and directly participate in what I’m sure will be an exciting and historic nominating process for the presidential race.
"I am committed to representing the will of the Republican voters of Connecticut, and I look forward to building relationships with senior party officials to benefit our state and local community in the future."
Ferguson, who has been active in politics at the local and state level, said he is excited to have a front row seat while the action unfolds over the four-day national gathering.
It will be an action-packed four days, with meals, speakers, tours and other special events lined up, along with all the activities at the convention itself.
Ferguson said he has been a Trump supporter from the start and has seen the presumptive nominee speak at numerous events this year. He also had the opportunity to attend a meet-and-greet with the candidate when Trump spoke at the Klein in Bridgeport just days before the Connecticut primary.
Like the other delegates, he is responsible for covering his travel and lodging costs.
Ferguson plans to send daily reports back to Daily Voice and other local media, which will provide a personal and local focus. In addition, his blog will be available on the RTC’s Facebook page and website at www.westonrtc.org .
He will also be sharing highlights of his time at the GOP Convention at the RTC’s meeting on Aug. 9. The public is welcome to attend.
"I'm looking forward to being part of the process," he said. "I view this as being so historic. ... And I look forward to doing as much as I can for the Trump campaign this fall."